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SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 9:00am PST
action based on the first time that she did it and what we're following up is action based on the second. we thought the first one was already rescinded and that is why we didn't pursue that. >> so for clarification, mr. bushman, so there was no rescission -- she didn't rescind her initial november 7th resignation? >> she did not and, in fact her actions were that of someone who was planning to leave, told the school through written email, which i have, that she was going to leave. and she indicated at that point it would be the 30th, but there was no action taken either written or otherwise, that we can determine. but the bottom line is the requirement is within three working days that it be submitted in writing. >> so basically what happened is she put in a resignation on november 7th. she put in another resignation november 14th, but did not rescind the original one on november 7th, is that correct? >> she submitted a second resignation requesting to change the date. >> okay. thank you. >> from the 17th to the 30th. whether you can do that or can't do that, i will have to ask m
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
(roll taken). >> the motion carries unanimously. item no. 6, discussion and possible action to update current administrative bulletin ab-007, high top van parking quifl facilitation. >> before you is a change to administrative ab-007. the code has changed and the wording, the present code does not mention high top vans any longer. if you are to build a new building now, you would need to have the 98 inch or 8 foot 2 or all accessible parking. so this is just to bring the current code language and the administrative bulletin in line in existing buildings, not new buildings, but existing buildings we can continue to use the existing van spacings that are in the buildings for parking, for the van parking, and it would meet the equivalent -- it would be equivalent to facilitation for existing buildings the way we do it now. that's really what the language is about. >> okay, thank you for updating us on that. do we have to take action on that? no? okay. >> i believe there is action authority, wasn't listed that way, but it is an action item. >> so we'll take public comment first, th
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
our gun laws. i hope that either by executive action or leglative action, we will convene such a commission. but, mr. president, i want to make very clear i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any aion that we can take now, any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them, keeping guns that really are military and are not part of hunting or sports shooting off the market. anything the president can do, anything congress can do. now, i would support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are wpons developed by our military originally, not by private industry for hunting or sport shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we have got the background checks in the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who would buy a gun at a gun show, where incidentally terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly we ought to do. but i also think that a commission wi
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 3:30pm PST
you are on item no. 3 discussion and possible action to make recommendations to the board of supervisors on board of supervisors file no. 120814, planning code establishing the fillmore street neighborhood commercial district. this is an ordinance amending the planning code to add section 744.1 to establish the fillmore street ncd along fillmore streets between bush and fulton. in your binder is the file no., along with the commission summary. and we have a presentation by stephanie tucker, legislative aide to supervisor olague. >> welcome. >> good evening, commissioners. my name is stephanie tucker and i'm actually before you today to ask for a continuance. there needs to be a lot more discussion around the zoning controls for the fillmore ncd and given that it's the holiday season, the merchants of the fillmore area won't be available to have a meeting until after the holidays. so that is end the december/early january. so we don't feel good about moving forward until we have had that discussion with the merchants, and everybody is on the same page as far as moving forward
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> whenever actions led -- i am sure they are the ones responsible. >> sandy hook elementary is still closed. furniture and equipment has been moved to a nearby facility in monroe. --did before the attacka law enforcement says they have found no items that could shed light on the horrific attack. authorities say lanza his mother at their home and took her car and some of her guns to the school, where he broke in and opened fire. after all the carnage, he shot himself. from the unconscionable act, the nation's conscience has awakened with regard to how violence and mental health problems can impact person. the national rifle association broke its silence -- the nra says its members are shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and they are "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." no one knows exactly what this means, but the organization has scheduled a news conference for friday. the white house says president obama would actively support dianne feinstein's legislation to reinstate an assault weapons ban. the president wa
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
obama is dealing with the task of turning the unbearable loss into action on capitol hill n newtown, connecticut today there are four more funerals and another day of goodbyes to people and young ones that so many people love and this time it is 6-year-old charlotte bacon and caroline and daniel and victory soto. the visitation for the principal dawn hochsprung is also scheduled today, the latest funerals and visitation among the 26 victims killed by adam lanza on friday and all this time investigators are still working diligently to retrieve any kind of data they can find from the killer's computer. he smashed it to bits before he went on his shooting rampage. they are still trying to get what they can. as the white house and congress grapple with the politics of gun control, and that raging debate, and as newtown, connecticut grapples with the reality of the gun violence, we are seeing an unintended consequence perhaps of this, a spike in gun sales. here is david mattingly. >> almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why today? >> i wa
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
breaking its silence. the powerful gun lobby will hold a major news conference to announce the actions it plans to take in the wake of the elementary school tragedy. the national rifle association breaking that silence for the first time yesterday saying it was prepared to make meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the gun rights organization and gun rights advocates in congress both under public pressure to join the call for action. >> just wonder -- this long after a mass killing like that, little 6 and 7-year-olds, there is not a single republican in america, in elected office, not going to step up and say something? >> i think that says something in itself. >> i think it is time to talk, guys. one way or the other, where do you stand on this issue? >> joining me this morning is connecticut congressman joe courtney. good to have you here. the president is speaking in 45 minutes from now to announce this new interagency task force on gun control. he's not expected to announce any new specific gun regulation policy proposals, however, does this suggest to you
Current
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
ready to take action. >> while he is actively supportive of, for example senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> jennifer: yes! speaker nancy pelosi also pledged to renew the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and to do so soon. >> right away today this week, we could pass the ban on the assault magazine and the larger sense, let's go down the path of banning the assault weapon. i think there is a better chance to do that now than ever. >> jennifer: those remarks come after california democratic senator dianne feinstein pledged to introduce similar legislation yesterday. there are even some republican senators who might be on board! a spokesman for senator marco rubio told "tampa bay times" that he is, rubio is "looking for public policy changes that would prevent such a horrible event from happening again and is open to measures that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally il
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
. tomorrow, 27-year-old victoria soto will be laid to rest. >> whatever actions they took to divert his attention, i am sure the ones that are response bum fbum -- responsible for her being here today. >> as the community struggles with the overwhelming pain of those who are not. it is a struggle that will continue on wednesday, when there will be four funerals and three wakes. in this tiny community. jay gray, nbc news, newtown, connecticut. >> the national rifle association has broken its silence the organization says its members are shocked and heartbroken over the shootings. they have schedule aid news conference for tomorrow. meantime, democratic leaders are calling for a ban on assault weapons and extended ammunition clips. a gun shop in chantilly says sales on that type of weapon used at sandy hook have skyrocketed. >> a lot of people are concerned about recent events. what may take place if the assault ban takes back. people are buying things that they wanted to buy in the past. doing it faster probably. >> on wtop news, bob mcdonald said it is time to talk about allowing traine
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
passed by congress seven years ago, shielding gunmakers from certain legal actions. a major investment firm, meanwhile, yesterday, announced it was dropping its stake in the company. >>> and one hint of how heated the rhetoric over gun control could get came on piers morgan's cnn show a few hours ago. his guest, the director of gun owners of america. it has rocketed around facebook and twitter overnight. >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me you're morally obtuse. >> i know why sales of weapons have been soaring in the last few days. it's down to idiots like you. mr. pratt, thank you for joining me. >> your high-level argument. >> you don't understand the phrase high-level argument. you are a dangerous man, espousing dangerous nonsense. >> heated moments there. piers morgan has devoted several shows to the issue of gun control. >>> coming up later on "good morning america," we'll take you inside the so-called safes
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
groups like heritage action and club for growth recommend a no vote on plan b. it's a big question whether john boehner has 218 votes to get the back up plan passed through the house. >> the plan b for people who are not familiar would raise taxes on incomes above $1 million, but does nothing to deal with the across the board spending cuts known as the sequester which we talked so much about, entitlement spending and provisions that the president brought up today. he pointed out laj cally the plan makes no sense when you look at what the republicans said they want to do, particularly attack spending cuts and spending in the country and does not address that. >> the timing is also very important too. this plan b that house speaker john boehner is proposing came after president obama made his biggest concessions in the cliskal cliff debate. as well as actually proposing adjustments to the cost of living adjustments to social security. both of which liberals were not happy about, but they were concessions none the less. then the republicans go to this plan b. as optimistic as a lot of
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
time no disciplinary action. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live on capitol hill with more on this. catherine, in the last hour we have some brand new reaction to this report. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. first of all the report concludes there was no protest prior to the attack. that al qaeda is not dead. it has metastasized. that its followers have a new home in eastern libya. and that the benghazi on 9/11 was a significant defeat for the united states. it killed 4:00 americans including our ambassador. it also shuttered our diplomatic security presence in eastern lib. >> as well as a sizable cia operation. within the last hour a senior democrat at the closed classified briefing said there were systemic failures at seniors levels of the state department. >> i think the conclusion was very stark, very candid, very honest and told us the following. the mistakes were made, lives were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to not only pr
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> is this an action item? >> this is an action item, yes. i think we have public comment first, though. madam secretary there. >> is there any public comment on item no. 5? >> good morning, commissioners, my name is josh vining, i'm an organizor with the mission street collaborative. i wanted to say thanks for taking the time to talk about these issues. they sound like very commonsense issues but once we get into the issues it becomes more complicated. i wanted to step back and talk about the survey we conducted in 2011 and some of the responses we got from that. we surveyed 151 seniors or people with disabilities who lived in sro's city-wide and 68 percent of them were tenants who lived in nonprofit sro's, which are more likely to have these grab bars already installed than their private counterparts but even with that, we found less than 40 percent of tenants indicated they currently have grab bars, which is not nearly enough considering that many of the private buildings we had issues with barriers and even getting in. we expect that number city-wide to be a lot higher. i al
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
require action by the committee to release the reserve and it might be simpler to just simply reserve balances over 100,000 for the committee's action. if you desire to have the item come back before the committee on a regular basis for action, if you're comfortable delegating that authority and having a written report, then i agree with the puc's suggestion. but if you're not comfortable with simply receiving a quarterly report on what's planned and being spent to our office releasing the reserve, i think it's simpler administratively to leave it on committee reserve. >> if i can, perhaps i can suggest if i can rollover this item for just a second and have the puc to consult with folks and make sure it works out programmatically for you. so if you do come on a quarterly basis, does that hold up your projects, do you expect that would be okay? and then we'll come right back to it. could you call item number 10, please. >> item number 10, ordinance amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code by amending article 6 (common administrative provisions) to revise the bonding
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 1:35am PST
schooling her children until antioch takes action. as much as her children miss their school, they worry about seeing her again. >> i feel scared. if they tape me again. >> reporter: in antioch. christin ayers, cbs5. >>> some crooks rammed a stolen car into a conquered game stop. they drove through the window and got away with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. the only thing they didn't take? the car. stolen. didn't need it. when the last time you checked your grocery receipt, you notice anything different? getting overcharged the more common than you might think. >> in a story you will only see right here. july-watts discovered safeway makes more mistakes than other california grocery stores. >> there is a policy if you charge lorer than the advertised price, you get the items free under $5. >> reporter: that is what customers are supposed to get when they are overcharged at safeway. the results of a 2008 lawsuit after a statewide investigation found the same thing back then we are still finding today. widespread overcharges. we went shops at five safeway stores an were overcha
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 1:30am PST
take action for what would be bullying or what is just a classroom management issue or behavioral issue? i would like to see if you could differentiate just a little bit about when you see intervention most effective for this thing that alex called bullying? >> as mandated reporters for sexual abuse but where is the mandated reporting for this type of abuse and stand for it and call out? i think the notion of the restorative frame and it's a reporture of a relationship and until such time we start talking about caring school communities and any of the ded greidation of other is limiting is a power differential and damaging the other we haven't taken on the notion of bullying in the way we need to and growing the social emotional well being of the young adults and quite frankly adults are -- we all know are totally compliitd and sometimes just afraid and don't know how to intervene and know enough so we have taken more time and are going to take more time to increase the capacity of the adults and to differentiate and feel more comfortable and i will tell you across race, across cl
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
board of supervisors to notify the controller of this action. >> [speaker not understood]. >> [speaker not understood]. the item before you today is to adopt the c-e-q-a findings for the geary bridge project. it is located in snow california and crosses over all immediate a creek within the snow regional wilderness area. the purpose of the project is to replace an existing wooden bridge with a new concrete and steel bridge that can accommodate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. the existing bridge was constructed in the 1930s and refurbished in the 1960s. the maximum loading capacity is limited to 8 tons and this restricts fire, maintenance, and cattle transport vehicles from accessing the bridge. these vehicles must use a nearby low water creek crossing to access facilities within the watershed and can only do so when water levels allow. we have been working with various agencies to eliminate low water creek crossings within our watershed and this is one of them. the main purpose of the project is to construct a new bridge that can accommodate up to 63 ton loading, elimin
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
to us. okay. >> do we have to make any motions, take any actions on it? just executive decision? all right, good. >> thank you. >> thank you for pointing that out and writing the letter for closure, dr. mccray. >> is there any further commissioner comments or is there any public comment on items 8a through e >> i think it's good to put closure on the q-matic thing. i know there was staff recommendations about what was put in place, it came from assistant director sweeney about how the fifth floor was functioning. it would be nice to get an update how things are going now, not this meeting but maybe at a future meeting we could angendize it and maybe have a very brief written report about what is the process now to sign in, the list, the line situation and how the supervising management is kind of keeping tabs on the performance of the various staff and how distribution of labor is going. >> commissioner melgar. >> i'm also glad we're closing in on closing the book on q-matic. i'm wondering, though, i know when we had, we heard testimony from folks that it was an overwhelming thing, e
FOX
Dec 19, 2012 9:00am PST
. the president says that he supports gun control but has not taken any firm action. we will find out today what he has in mind. we don't expect any big policy changes right off the bat, but expect he will gather ideas from his cabinet secretaries, and justice, and health and human services, education, anything to prevent mass shootings that happened in connecticut happening in the future. one idea is possibly to ban assault weapons. there was a ban that expired in 2004. he could try to push to reinstate that. he b bate hege ngge ng ideas ad possibly drawing up legislation in the future. we will find out exactly what he has in mind, in a few minutes. >> here's the president. >> good morning, everybody. dayshas now been five since the heartbreaking tragedy in newtown, connecticut. three days since we gathered as a nation to pray for the victims. today a few more of the 20 small children and the six educators will be laid to rest. we may never know all the reasons this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since then, more americans ever died of gun violence. we know that such
SFGTV
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
, item t. report of closed session actions. this is a closed session action of december 12th, 2012 the board of education approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent y yes, the program of one program administrator and one supervisor. in the matter of bs versus sfusd. [ laughter ] sorry. the board of education by a vote of 6 ayes and one absent, yee, who didn't deal with bs, [ laughter ] authorized the district to attempt to negotiate a settlement of specified term. board of education approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent yee a settlement agreement and certified discipline case in which the district dismisses the accusation and the employee agreed to specified discipline. other u, other informational items? no other staff reports and in adjournment tonight -- . one more information -- i can't end yet. >> sorry president yee, we just want to extend your last meeting. [ laughter ] i just want to -- i would be remiss if we didn't mention that this thursday december 13th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at city hall, we will be celebrating with all of our schools and school communities, te
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am PST
that method to have that agreement, and along the way we're also trying to deliver youth action and educate ideas and teach the schools and districts about social emotional learning because after they see the film they want to know what do we do next? how do we impact that? and that's what i am up to and it's great to be here. >> thanks so much for coming here. we appreciate it. [applause] >> good afternoon everyone. i am rachel smith falls and a senior vice president here of futures without violence i wanted to thank you all for being here and formally welcome to futures without violence. as many of you know of the former name had that for close to 30 years and when we moved to this building we changed our name to futures without violence and for many reasons and it really does reflect the work that we do in the mission. we are here to create futures without violence and we believe it's possibility when we stand in solidity with people like yourself and i want to thank you for being here. you are one of the first groups to hold a all day conference in this space. we are open to sug
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 2:00am EST
? next month? next year? next what? and if not us, who in this world is going to demand action to protect americans? joining me now is u.s. senator dick durbin of illinois. i want to read something from you which is very impressive, and it's in the op-ed pages of "the chicago tribune." quote, what holds us back are political organizations that are well-funded, well-organized, and determined to resist even reasonable limitations. there's a close political parallel between the gridlock in washington on dealing with our economy and national debt and the eerie silence in congress as the list of horrific gun crimes grows by the day. senator durbin, thank you. i know you have got a good heart on this as well as a good head about fiscal matters. what's wrong with the congress when it comes to protecting, ensuring the domestic tranquility? >> well, there's a legitimate concern about our second amendment, chris. you understand that part. but there's also a very strong political force that is trying to push forward, primarily for the dealers and manufacturers, an agenda that will sell more
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 10:00am EST
fallujah, and 13 of his fellow marines were killed in action. when he came home to america, he suffered from ptsd, as many of our warriors do. he spent time in a recovery facility in california to cope with the mental wounds of war. then in august, john decided to get some r&r. he wanted to go to costa rica with a fellow marine, ian, and they wanted to go on a surfing trip. according to ian, surfing gave john a peace of mind and helped really with his therapy. so the two packed up their car with their surf boards and began their journey from florida to costa rica. their trip took them through texas to the border, brownsville, texas. there they crossed the international border into matamoros, mexico, and that's as far as they got. john carried with him 100-year-old antique gun, a family air loom that belonged to his grandfather. when they arrived at the customs and border protection in texas, john did what he was supposed to do. he filled out all the necessary paperwork. he talked to u.s. customs and verified with them that the gun did not violate any mexican law. the two allegedly hande
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 2:30am PST
saying it. we will craft them with other live action shows on cartoon network, courage up the creative and work with facebook and others and as a company and cartoon network and my partners at time warner this is a long-term commitment across multiple brands and excited to be working with folks. >> thank you. >> dave she is big media. your social media. you're different. >> big, small. >> i don't know. >> big, bigger. >> yeah. >> she's tall. i'm short. >> let's not go there. >> the first thing i wanted to say this is an awesome day. i haven't seen this until now coming together of law enforcement, educators and industry and a variety of other folks and nonprofits organizations and really understand the issue and dive into it. it's been awesome and a ton of learning has gone into this. alice is amazing. everything that happened with time warner and got together a year ago and partnered up on this and wouldn't it be great if we got two major media organizations together, one traditional media which has a a lot of strength in eaching people via tv and one reaching people socially and if y
SFGTV
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
, i'm the supervisor for the assessments office. requested action that the board of supervisors -- the board of education of the san francisco unified school district will hold a public hearing regarding the submission of a generwaiver request to the california department of education and support said waiver under the general waiver authority of education code 330 50-33053, the california code of regulations section to be waived. celdt ccr 1517-5b1a which requires that the california english language development test, california english language development test committee on higher education aparking lotionment request be sent to the california department of education postmarked no later than december 31 2012. a request for 88,790,000 dollars from the state, which if we submit this waiver we'll be able to receive. >> so i don't have any public comment cards for this. any comments from the board members. seeing none roll call. >> thank you, miss ly? >> yes. >>> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss maufas? >> yes. >> miss mendoza? >> aye. >> dr. maufas? murase. >> aye
NBC
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am EST
negative. a real break out. that would be a signal of a genuine expansion on the rise. the action signaling that could happen. second, the banks are now breaking out of the ranks with the transports. look at the xlf. that is a exchange trade fund. this group is moving to the upside. one that is necessary if we are going to see a legitimate and lasting recovery. it looks like it has had a big run. it is still less than half of where it was a few years ago. we will look at the trading in goldman sachs. it has been lured back to life. that is the case with bank of america. just to get caught up with the rest of the market is a catch up trade. third, i was asked to name the biggest surprise. i know i dazzled people. i think interest rates are going to go up. maybe big. you better lock in a mortgage right now if you can. i know it is counterintuitive given what the fed chief said but i'm thinking that the fed chief may not be able to stop this. it won't please anyone, particularly the ratings agencies, but we have all learned from europe and the debt debacle from last year that the dow
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 10:30am PST
item 4? seeing none, item no. 5, discussion and possible action regarding a proposed revised ordinance, file no. 121018, amending the san francisco housing code by amending section 206 to add section 1002 to the list of retroactive provisions; no. 2, amending section 505 to require grab bars in total common use water closets and bathing facilities; 3, amending section 1002 to include as a substandard housing condition the failure to provide a usable telephone jack and telephone wiring as required by the california civil code and, 4, making environmental findings, legislative findings and findings pursuant to california health and safety code section 17958.5. >> good morning, commissioners, good to see you all, nick pagalato on behalf of commissioner mar. >> in 2001 commissioner mar called for a hearing on issues affecting our most vulnerable residents. because this sector of our community is growing not just city-wide but specifically in residential hotels we thought it was timely to try to address some of the challenges that these residents face. we have been working very cl
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am PST
-- when they have some control over the political system through their political action committees and republican control of congress, they can't cut entitlements now. when they do eventually become a problem that will require some immediate action, they know that it will involve higher revenues. and the higher revenues are going to be on them. if you check any poll, you find overwhelming support for raising taxes on people making more than $250,000 and raising taxes on corporations. and so i think they're trying to fend that off. bill moyers: obama campaigned on higher rates. and he won. why can't republicans come to terms with that that's how the election came out? yves smith: the republicans have become very dedicated to the idea that taxes in any form are bad. that when, in fact, there are times when taxes can fund productive investments and actually, again, lead to more economic growth. but it's the republicans and ironically, wall street, have basically adopted the same strategy of being non-negotiable. that if they have a blocking position, and they feel that they have a blockin
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
school shootings that shook the nation sparked a new call to action at the white house today. the president vowed to have proposals ready for the new congress that convenes next month. somber scenes of mourning played out once again today in newtown, connecticut. while in washington, president obama walked into the white house briefing room named for james brady-- the press secretary critically wounded in the shooting of president reagan in 1981-- to talk about gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> ifill: instead, in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, mr. obama said, "this time, the words need to lead to action" on gun violence. >> the vast majority of responsible law abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible law breaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet that they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas. there is a big chunk of space between what the 2nd amendment means and having n
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
figure it out in time. fox news alert now. the president promised action. the white house announcing vice president joe biden will head an administrationwide effort to come up with legislation in the wake of the newt down massacre. what form that takes is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals wit
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 12:00am PST
talking about it in honor of those who died to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "piers morgan starts now." >>> tonight, two more funerals, two more impossibly small coffins what will america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >>> and why the second amendment doesn't say what you think 2 does. >>> plus a class gunned down, a teacher to protect them. main who lost his daughter. >> they believe that because the problem is guns the answer is guns. it's simply ridiculous. >> we'll go inside the mind of a killer. what dr. oz thinks we should do about mental illness. >> i think we need a homeland security approach to mental illness. thirst is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, final farewells today for two more 6-year-o
Current
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
disagree. you blame it on the guns. i believe people need to be responsible for their actions. as a gun owner i having gone out, don't have any desire to go out and the reason i listen to a liberal show today is because, i hate to say it but you guys are probably make more sense than a lot of people on the far right. and at the same time, we have to focus on pulling together. and we have got to come together on our common ground. and we have to -- the common ground is what is best for the children. what is best for the future. >> bill: john, i agree. i think the common ground has to be some common sense measures. i am not saying you disagree with this but, you know, why should people be able to buy a gun at a gun show at and not have a background check there. >> back in the old days, when gun shows were wild. i will be honest with you. i totally agree with you on that. i don't think -- i don't want to see anybody buy a gun without a background check. >> bill: good for you. good for you. by the way, john, i think you represent most gun owners in this country. and the problem is -- i
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
kinds of semiautomatic rifles. dick's sporting goods is taking this action out of respect for the victims and their families. dick's has stopped sales of modern sporting rifles during this time of mourning. they have not said how long this action will last. legal and business experts say this move could represent a shift in the national dialogue about guns. >> the public is continuing to speak out, in addition to corporate decisions, it can have a major impact on the policy discussions. >> at the very least i think it shows some sensitivity to public opinion and some willingness to bend to what consumer are interested in. >> here in the bay area, dick's sporting goods is building a store. >>> three oakland city leaders are leaving their seats. they take with them decades of experience. paul cam birds in oakland. >> reporter: only on 2 will you hear from mayor gene quan about this evening. happening right now, the council has started their meeting. this is the three of the longest serving council members casting what may be their final votes ever for the city of oakland. combined t
FOX Business
Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm EST
initiate divestment actions from all five city pension funds with combined assets of $115 billion and it is time to get out of the gun industry. i said as a parent and public servant. this is a watershed moment in american history. it is tragic that it took this to bring us to the understanding we had to change things the weekend along with business as usual. the fact this tragic young man had access to a legal military grade assault rifle says it all. pension-funds around this country, and $80 million in investment in the gun industry unfortunately have added to this normalcy of the situation. time to change that. liz: these are for firefighters, and police officers, teachers -- [talking over each other] liz: have you heard from teachers? >> i have heard from all sorts of new yorkers who think it is time for a change. if not now, when? michael bloomberg has been on target calling for changes in the federal legislation and pushing the president would the president needs to be pushed but there's something else we can do which is change business as usual and how we invest. liz: it is th
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
presidential statement from the united nations on this presidential statement condemning the actions of north korea can set the stage for tougher actions in the future if china -- if north korea were to launch another missile. that missile has been launched. we now think it's time for tougher actions since her engaging diplomatically with china and other members of the u.n. security council on tougher resolutions and possibly sanctions against north korea. >> make any progress quick >> if you type to the state department to figure out what's going on. we've conveyed very frankly, candidly to the chinese in both washington d.c. and beijing in my case. >> in beijing, what is the view that you can tell of kim jong-un about what power he has, who he is, what its capabilities are to stay in north korea? >> the chinese believe we need to give north korea a chance in and develop economically. china would like all the parties that are part of the six party talks to get back to the table and to see if we can't encourage better behavior from north korea as opposed to imposing sanctions now and tr
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
legislative action we'll convene such a commission. mr. president, i want to make clear, i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any action that we can take now. any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them. keeping guns that are military and not part of hunt organize sports shooting, off the market. anything the president can -- anything the president can do anything congress can accommodate i support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are weapons developed by our military onlily north by private industry, for hunting or sports shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we've got the background checks and the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who buy a gun at a gun show? where, incidentally, terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly, we ought to do, but i also think that a commission will make sure that we won't let the anger, the hurt, the gu
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 2:30am PST
as a major news conference for the end of the week. >>> also some leading retailers are taking action on their own. dick's sporting goods says it is suspending sales of certain military-style weapons in stores across the country. elsewhere two republican governors, rick perry in texas, and bob mcdonnell in virginia, said they would consider allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus. meanwhile it's still a long road ahead in newtown. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene at this hour and students won't be returning to class at all until january. when they do return, they will be at a former middle school in the town of monroe, about eight miles away at least temporarily. most of the other schools in the district have since reopened with increased police presence and grief counselors on hand. nbc's anne thompson has more. >> reporter: the reopening of newtown schools, an act of faith and resolve. >> whether you wait a day or a month, whatever, there's no -- there's no rule book. >> reporter: determination quickly tested as a threat to one elementary school forced it in
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 1:35am EST
action prevented a pretty serious situation. >> reporter: authorities don't believe the alleged plan was inspired by the events in newtown, connecticut. they think this was already in the works before the massacre of 26 people at sandy hook elementary. however, the uneasy tensions that many are feeling as a result of sandy hook may have contributed to the authorities being tipped off by the students. >> it may have helped, because there is a heightened awareness and sensitivity to it. >> reporter: back out live here, authorities say they have been in communication with this teen's parents. those parents, according to authorities, said that they did believe that their son actually had access to some weapons therefore making this threat that much more credible, guys. but no weapons, according to police, ever made it here on campus. so that's certainly some good news here. what is still a mystery tonight is what could have caused this teen to plan out such an attack. we'll find out in the days to come. ken molestina, 9 news. >>> now to the latest on the tragedy in newtown. today, the town b
PBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
tougher gun laws is gaining momentum. at a memorial service, president barack obama call for action but stopped short of saying what that might entail. several democratic senators are calling for laws to curb gun violence. >> meanwhile, funeral services were held for two victims of the deadly shooting. 27 people died, many of the children, when the gunman opened fire on the school. he was heavily armed with hundreds of bullets. >> family, friends, loved ones gathered in newtown to bid a final farewell to two young boys who lost their lives much too early. noah was 6 years old. this will it's remembered him as a happy child who loved animals. -- his schoolmates remembered him as a happy child who loved animals. >> she said whenever she told him she love him, his answer was not as much as i love you. >> meanwhile, the gun debate in america is bubbling back up to the surface. one american politicians said the tragedy could have been prevented if the school principal had a weapon of her own. >> i wish to god she have had an m-4 in her office so she could have pulled it out and she did n
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
improve embassy security, but found no cause for disciplinary action. the independent panel also determined terrorists were behind the attack, not protesters outside the building, as initially reported. >>> bound, blind folded and threatened to be killed. a network journalist is freed after a five-day ordeal in syria. he was captured after crossing into northwest syria from turkey. their escort was killed and he was load nood a container -- loaded into a container truck. during an ensuing fire fight engel and his crew escaped unharmed. no ransom demands were made. >>> police are still trying to determine the motive behind the connecticut school shooting. but detectives say the 20-year-old shooter may have been mentally ill and he may not have gotten the help he needed. now a call to improve the count's mental health treatment. we talk to a local expert as to what can be done to avoid more tragedies. >> reporter: it's been widely reporter adam lanza suffered some kind of personality disorder but it's unclear if his family ever tried to get him help to prevent him from turning viol
LINKTV
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
pattern of action. these repeated announcements and plans of new construction have run counter to the cause of peace. israel's leaders continually say they support the path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk. >> photo sharing serve instagram has tried to reassure users that it will not sell their photos. mobile phone photographers have incorrectly interpreted a change in its policy. they began life as an iphone app. facebook bought the site for $1 billion in april. we have a technology expert with the competitive enterprise institute. >> i think they are going to make money by selling these pictures. whether it will be in the form of something like a photo or simply using one person's pictures to advertise their friends -- to their friends. personalization is increased when you are trying to figure out what products you want to buy. this is a road that facebook will go down. it has to make money off it somehow. instagram might not use the photographs to the fullest extent of what the policy change allows. it is not likely that when y
KCSMMHZ
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
which has soviet rules against industrial action. >> translator: i hope the company will grant our request. if they don't, we will have to consider taking further steps. >> reporter: the government's response was swift and strong. 29 chinese strikers were deported. five leading members were arrested. one received a six-week prison sentence. the rare instance of labor and rest grabbed public attention. >> the whole thing that's happening with the chinese, it is kind of like, you know, freak thing that happened. >> reporter: singapore's 5.3 million residents, low-wage foreign workers account for one in six people. workers from china have been favored for their low-wage demands. they also share cultural heritage with singaporian and chinese, who make up 76% of the population. the strike had repercussions. people took to the streets. the consulate was picketed to demand the release of drivers. media in singapore gave the issue daily coverage. one local television station aired a controversial debate. >> anything against the law i don't think we -- anyone should condone it. >> employers
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
final action. so if 2ññ the board -- if it is your intention to extend this to allow this variance to still be valid, then i would suggest that you would take rehearing and probably extend itag-ew forx years because that would be the length of time probably in order to go through the process just to be sure we're not back here again. but if it's the board's intention that enough kind of discretio.v-,,;n been shown by the zoning administrator and continuing out this decision letter, which was againñx÷ issued seven years ago, and it required issuance of the building permit within three years of that date. so we0+8bfÑ are at four years over from when they should have received their building permit application. so that summarizes ourmdu arguments. defer to the board and how you feel.s+( /& if you feel the variance is still valid6rc extendingt]d! of time a year at least. but if you feel theukpxñ variance is due you could deny3,b( the hearing request and they would have to come in for aj, request for the application. i'm available for questions. thank you. >> president hwang: is there a
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